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Norwich striker Josip Drmic makes HNK Rijeka loan move

The Switzerland international failed to make an impact in Daniel Farke’s first-team plans

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Josip Drmic failed to make an impact at Carrow Road (Joe Giddens/PA)

Josip Drmic failed to make an impact at Carrow Road (Joe Giddens/PA)

Josip Drmic failed to make an impact at Carrow Road (Joe Giddens/PA)

Josip Drmic has completed a season-long loan move back to Croatian side HNK Rijeka from Norwich.

The Switzerland international striker, 28, spent the second half of last season with Rijeka, scoring seven goals.

Norwich had signed Drmic on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2019, but he failed to make an impact in Daniel Farke’s first-team plans.

The Canaries continue to plan for life back in the Premier League following their Sky Bet Championship title success last season.

Although star man Emiliano Buendia was sold to Aston Villa for a club-record fee, Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour has arrived on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Norwich have also brought in winger Milot Rashica from Werder Bremen, while goalkeeper Angus Gunn has returned to Norfolk after joining from Southampton on a four-year deal.

Defenders Ben Gibson and Dimitris Giannoulis have turned temporary deals into permanent moves, but midfielders Mario Vrancic, Alex Tettey and Marco Stiepermann have all left.

Norwich are reportedly ready to increase interest in £12million-rated Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer and have also been linked to prolific Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong.

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